Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Penalized Regression

Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, interviews Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, and Michael Niemerg, FSA, MAAA, about penalized regression.  Penalized regression can be thought of as the result of applying actuarial credibility to linear modeling.  They explain the statistical theory behind it and the practical reasons an actuary might apply it.  They also touch on some useful implementations that are freely available as open source libraries for R and Python.


Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Predictive Modeling Case Study – Life Insurance Underwriting

Listen in as Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, from Milliman interviews Vince Granieri, FSA, MAAA, EA from Predictive Resources.  Vince presents a case study of applying predictive analytics to a classical actuarial problem: life insurance underwriting.  Vince walks us through building up his team, his capabilities and his models to provide more useful solutions with predictive analytics.


2016 Life and Annuity presenter, Nancy Reece, Executive Coach and Senior Leadership Consultant, and Kelly Hennigan, FSA, CFA, Chair of the Leadership and Development Section Council discuss the themes from the 360 Leadership workshop – specifically leading yourself as well as building trust in workplace relationships.  The discussion includes trust development and the concept of “triangulation”.


The treatment of foreign operations U.S. tax purposes is complex, and the addition of the insurance component adds to the complexity.  This article will give the listener an introduction to the treatment of wholly owned foreign insurance company subsidiaries of US insurers.  From the June 2016 Taxing Times. Written by Tim Branch.  Read by Dan Theodore.

Direct download: InTheBeginning_ForeignInsOps__June2016.mp3
Category:Taxation -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

Listen in as David Elias, FSA, MAAA, reads “Canadian Reinsurance Conference 2016: ReDefining Leadership,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by François Lemieux.


Listen in as Mark Tanner, FSA, MAAA, reads “Standalone Long-term Care- Is Now the Time for Reinsurers to Enter?,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Marc Glickman, FSA, MAAA.

Direct download: Ep_11_Reinsurance_News_084_2016_03_28_Standalone_LTC.mp3
Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 9:31am CDT

Listen in as David Elias, FSA, MAAA, reads “Catastrophic Medical Excess Reinsurance Coverage and Claim Trends,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Mark Troutman.


Listen in as Michelle Lerch, FSA, MAAA reads “Reinsurance Girl,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Mairi Mallon.

Direct download: Ep_09_Reinsurance_News_084_2016_03_08_Reinsurance_Girl.mp3
Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 9:22am CDT

Listen in as David Elias, FSA, MAAA, reads “Enhanced Annuities: Caring for At-Retirement Needs,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Mick James.


Listen in as Shaun Daugherty, Esq. reads “Suicide Facts and Prevention,” which was featured in the March 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Jason McKinley, FSA.

Direct download: Ep_07_Reinsurance_News_084_2016_03_32_Suicide_Facts__Prevention.mp3
Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 9:06am CDT